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Near disaster at Napanee park causes safety concerns

Update (Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021) On Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, the Town of Greater Napanee issued a statement regarding the collapse of the largest water feature in the Rotary Park splash pad, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2021. “In the early afternoon on Saturday, August 21, a structural

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Ticks and Lyme disease: What you need to know

  The arrival of the warm weather means it’s time to keep an eye out for disease-carrying black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks. In response, the City is rolling out phase two of a repellent pilot project, testing an all-natural garlic-based tick and mosquito spray in some city parks.

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City continues testing garlic-based tick and mosquito repellent

After beginning a trial last summer, the City of Kingston is continuing to test the effectiveness of a 100 per cent natural garlic-based product aimed at keeping mosquitos and ticks away from the dog park areas of Grass Creek Park and Rotary Park. The natural repellent is not harmful to

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Swimming Along the Shores of Kingston

Last Summer, amidst the uncomfortable heat and our continued resolve not to get air conditioning, Danielle and I took to lake swimming. We primarily enjoyed dips at Richardson Beach and participated in Mass Swimm II at Breakwater Park, while both of these areas have seen minor swim-friendly upgrades in recent

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Expanding the Smoking Bylaw in Kingston

Once upon a time you could do it in restaurants, movie theatres, taxi cabs, and even in classrooms.  Doctors prescribed certain brands as a cure all, and Hollywood would have you believe that all the cool kids are doing it. In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m referring to darts,

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Swim Guide: Beach Finder

Every summer, those of us without backyard swimming pools, or friends who are kind enough to share, converge on Kingston’s shorelines in search of a safe yet refreshing place to take a dip.  While KFL&A Public Health “regularly” checks the water quality at local beaches, these updates are not always

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